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Cuicocha Crater Lake



Day visit from Quito:

Yes, often done so.

Driving time from Quito:

More or less 3 hours per way.

What is it?

It is a crater lake whithin an old still active vocanic caldera, with a path around it, and boats that ride around the islands in the middle. It has grat views of the suroundings and also offers a museum from the Cotacachi-Cayapas Ecological Reserve.

What can you do there?

Hiking, sightseeing, boat ride.

Possible / Suggested Overnight Town:

Tumbabiro, Otavalo, hacienda or hostel in the area.